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DIRECTV MRV-SWM-DECA Receiver Compatibility

Are you a DIRECTV customer who wants to know more about coax networking?  Solid Signal has what you need to know about DIRECTV MRV/SWV/DECA receiver compatibility.

When it comes to compatibility, all current DIRECTV receivers work with SWM technology and let you share programs.  If you use older legacy equipment, those receivers might need a special setup in order to work with newer technology.  In some cases, you’ll need a DIRECTV Ethernet Coaxial Adapter, also known as a DECA unit, which converts Ethernet to coax.  A DECA unit connects one end to your satellite cable and the other end connects to both the coaxial and Ethernet cables to the receiver. The following receivers will use a DECA to convert the coax network signal to an Ethernet one:

  • HR20
  • HR21
  • HR22
  • HR23
  • H21
  • H23
  • R22
  • THR22 (TiVo)

If your receiver is older than those above or is a standard definition receiver, it should have a band stop filter.  This will prevent the strong networking signal from damaging your older receiver.  If you use a DECA on any newer receiver, it won’t work. As a general rule, if your device has a flat, touchscreen front or a front panel with no buttons, it doesn’t need a DECA.

This chart shows the most common DIRECTV equipment:


 For more information about coax networking, read our Guide to Networking white paper.  If you need more information, give us a call at 877.312.4547.  One of our product experts will be happy to answer your questions and make product recommendations if necessary.  Solid Signal is your source for information about DIRECTV MRV/SWM/DECA receiver compatibility.

You’ll be able to use the older high definition equipment after DIRECTV’s standard definition ends.  Even so, it’s better to upgrade to DIRECTVs newest HD equipment.  This equipment lets you record five things at once and pause live TV from any room.  It also offers simple setup, better power management, and quieter, more reliable, interactive content.  And if you want to enjoy DIRECTV’s latest 4K programming, you’ll need a DIRECTV HR54 Genie DVR and a DIRECTV 4K Genie Mini Client.  To enjoy all the benefits of DIRECTV’s newest HD equipment and programming, call us our upgrade specialists 877.312.4547.

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